Originally Posted by stevenson
Dream Catcher... if I was closer I would take a donk or two !! To bad shipping is soo expensive !
My neighbors have longhorn cattle, and there are times that these cows are very thin, and some of them are in their 20's still breeding, still calving. At the moment they are across the road from me, and we throw hay to the cows so they are not thin now. They are usually in the mtns and graze on the natural forage.
Stevenson if UPS or Fedex would ship a donkey I would have one on the way to your address.
I have never seen a coyote or pack of coyotes go after a cow or calf . It would take a whole pack the calf would have to be very young and the moma cow better not be too near.
Feral dogs though have been a problem. We shoot any dog on sight that does not belong on the farm. Or that we know belongs to a neighbor. The donkeys have taught the coyotes and most of the dogs to steer clear of any pasture they are in. Shalom